SAFE TRAVELS COLUMBIA!

Schooner Columbia departing Gloucester Friday morning with the Captain waving bye to Charlotte 🙂

How majestic to see the towering masts of the Columbia in our harbor during Schooner Fest!

Columbia: How the classic Fisherman’s Cup schooner was reborn

Preview 2019 Sawyer Free Annual Art Auction

The preview and silent bidding for the annual art auction is open through September 30th! Come see what work 67 generous artists and supporters have donated this year to help raise money for the Friends of the Sawyer Free Library. The art is hung salon style in groups on the five walls of the Matz Gallery just inside the Gloucester Lyceum Sawyer Free Library entrance.

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Leave a bid now or LIVE at the auction. Collen Hogan-Lopez shares how on behalf of the friends group: HOW TO BID IN THE SILENT AUCTION (3)

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THE ANNUAL ART AUCTION  — now a big fundraiser for the Friends — is coming!  Check these dates, mark them on your calendars — Support your library by purchasing a painting! 

SILENT AUCTION:   Starting on Tuesday, September 3, in the Matz Gallery you’ll find the beautiful art works of local artists which they’ve so generously donated to the Art Auction.  Clear instructions on how to bid on your favorites included in the attachment!  Visit, enjoy and bid!  Closes on Monday September 30th at 5 PM.

LIVE AUCTION :  Wednesday, October 2,  –Starting at 6 PM PREVIEW PARTY — refreshments, and live music by Jeannine Lynch.7 PM  Live Auction begins. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. Join us in this fun event and get the chance to own these incredible original art works while supporting library programs! – Colleen Hogan Lopez, Friends of Sawyer Free Library 

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Spoiler alert: stop here for those that like to bid blind and/or guess the artist.

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For those who want to know and credit the artists, here’s the checklist I’ve cobbled together from the bid book with more photos of the sixty seven 2019 selections:

1 to 5_Friends of SFL annual art auction preview_local artists donate art to sale to help library_20190909_installation view © c ryan1. Noreen Hale, The Annisquam, oil

2. Fred Kepler, Eastern Point Light, oil

3. Nancy Alimonsky, View From Nichols Candy, oil

4. Pamela Burke, October Moon Rising, acrylic

5. Juni VanDyke, Untitled, acrylic w/epoxy finish

 

6 to 10 _Friends of SFL annual art auction preview_local artists donate art to sale to help library_20190909_installation view © c ryan

6. Peter Reis Sr., Alexandra’s Bread bakeshop, oil

7. Cindy Asard, Rockport Harbor, watercolor

8. Roy McCauley, L’il Mako, oil

9.  James Formichella, No Room Between Horses, color pencil

10. Anita Beloff, Beach Dunes

 

11 to 15_Friends of SFL annual art auction preview_local artists donate art to sale to help library_20190909_installation view © c ryan11. Paul George, Thomas Lannon, watercolor

12. James Watson, Lannon and Bluenose, watercolor

13. Dina Gomery, Autumn Field, oil

14. Sandy Scott, Running Buck, etching

15. Susie Field, Rounding the Buoy, acrylic

 

16 to 19_Friends of SFL annual art auction preview_local artists donate art to sale to help library_20190909_installation view © c ryan16. Phyllis Kaplan, Resting, watercolor

17. Olga Hayes, Motif #2, watercolor

18. Ray Crane, Pinky Schooner “Ardelle” off Ten Pound Island, oil

19. Lorwen Connie Nagle, Old Country Door, oil

 

20 to 23_Friends of SFL annual art auction preview_local artists donate art to sale to help library_20190909_installation view © c ryan20. Mary L. Crowningshield, Cottage Garden

21. Don Gorvett, Ice Flower Gloucester Harbor, State Fish Pier

22. Michael De Cosimo, HMS Bounty, oil

23. Patricia McCarthy, The Paint Factory, oil

 

24 to 27 _Friends of SFL annual art auction preview_local artists donate art to sale to help library_20190909_installation view © c ryan24. Barbar Kremer, Little River,Gloucester, watercolor

25. Carole Loiacono, Breaking Light over Wonson Cove, oil

26. Bonnie Sylvester, Ten Pound Island, watercolor

27. Phyllis Feld, Quartet, pastel

 

28 to 31_Friends of SFL annual art auction preview_local artists donate art to sale to help library_20190909_installation view © c ryan28. Ann Mchem Ziergiebel, Art Class, watercolor

29. Marie Sweeney, Universalist Church, oil

30. Alyce Wherren, Toward Annisquam,

31. Shiela Farren Billings, Blue Twilight, acrylic

 

32 to 35_Friends of SFL annual art auction preview_local artists donate art to sale to help library_20190909_installation view © c ryan32. Lynda Goldberg, New Experiences, oil and mixed media

33. Linda Lea Bertrand, November Light, oil

34. Susan W. Daly, Sailor’s Stan’s, watercolor

35. Laureen Maher, Birdseye Frozen, oil

 

36 to 39_Friends of SFL annual art auction preview_local artists donate art to sale to help library_20190909_installation view © c ryan36. Marion Hall, Columbia Mayors Race, watercolor

37. Jeff Weaver, Dock Scene, charcoal and pastel

38. Perry McIntosh, Somewhere in Maine, watercolor

39. K.T. Morse, Bass Rocks, oil

 

40 to 43 _Friends of SFL annual art auction preview_local artists donate art to sale to help library_20190909_installation view © c ryan40. David P. Curtis, Winds of Change, oil

41. Patricia Doran, Little River, watercolor

42. Peter Tysver, From Good Harbor, oil

43. Paul George, Paint Factory, oil

 

44 to 47 _Friends of SFL annual art auction preview_local artists donate art to sale to help library_20190909_installation view © c ryan44. Jude Abbe, Essex Shipyard, oil

45. Danny Mears, Cloudy Valley, colored pencil

46. Mary Rhinelander, Twin Light, Drypoint Monoprint

47. Curtis Wilcox, Bruce Lee’s Enemies, mixed

 

48 to 51_ 2Friends of SFL annual art auction preview_local artists donate art to sale to help library_20190909_installation view © c ryan48. Marny Williams, Epic Lighthouse, watercolor

49. Marianne Thompson, Gloucester Blue, oil

50. Sandra Herdman, Essex Burnham House, oil

51. Marianne Ghompson, Black Bird’s Song, oil

 

52 to 55_Friends of SFL annual art auction preview_local artists donate art to sale to help library_20190909_installation view © c ryan (25)52. Grace Frost, Anchor Lane, pastel

53. Daryl Jackson, Emergence, graphite on paper

54. Mary R. McCarl, Rooster Sunflower Pitcher, watercolor

55. Charlotte Roberts, From T. Wharf, gouache watercolor

 

56 to 59_Friends of SFL annual art auction preview_local artists donate art to sale to help library_20190909_installation view © c ryan56. Lea Donovan Watson, Little Yellow Flowers, collage

57. Jane Wolf, Tall Grass, watercolor

58. Katherine Coakley, Singing Beach, oil

59. Bavaka Robin Berger, Legends of Worlds Locked in Time, mono/mixed media

 

60 to 62_Friends of SFL annual art auction preview_local artists donate art to sale to help library_20190909_installation view © c ryan60. Jerry Ackerman, Moody Blues, watercolor

61. MaryJane Lane, Entranced, acrylic

62. Karen Fitzgerald, Resting Dories, watercolor

 

63 to 67_Friends of SFL annual art auction preview_local artists donate art to sale to help library_20190909_installation view © c ryan

63. Coco Berkman

64. Christine Pitman, Mums, acrylic

65. Jess Semeraro, Our Ravens, ink & watercolor

66. Kate Nordstrom, Mom’s Chair, oil

67. Joy Halstead, Cloud 9

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Fall 2019 Youth Acting Workshop Program for Ages 5 to 19 Set to Begin at Gloucester Stage Company

FALL 2019 YOUTH ACTING WORKSHOP PROGRAM FOR AGES 5 to 19
SET TO BEGIN AT GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY 
 
ADVANCED TEEN ACTING CLASS, STAGE COMBAT & MASTER ACTING CLASS WITH LINDSAY CROUSE ADDED TO CLASS SCHEDULE
 
Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops is accepting students 5-19 for the Fall Session 2019.  The six week Youth Acting Workshop Fall Session meets for a total of four hours per week for six weeks from September 13  through October 19. The Fall 2019 Session features Acting Instruction taught by award winning actress, Harvard graduate and Gloucester native Heidi Dallin; a Master Acting Class with Academy Award nominee Lindsay Crouse; Stage Combat/ SwordPlay with Tom Kee from Showtime’s City on a Hilland GSC’s To Kill A Mockingbird; Acting for the Camera, Performing Shakespeare and Movement/Action Theatre with 2019 Education Apprentice Liana Genoud and the Improv Olympics with Ryan Cannister. 

Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops are designed to provide young people an outlet to nurture their creative potential through developing self-confidence, communication and teamwork skills to use in their daily life as well as introducing them to the skills necessary for professional theatre.

Registration is open for the FALL 2019 Session. Students are divided in classes according to age.  The Children’s Class (ages 5-10) meets Fridays, 4:30-6:30pm and Saturdays, 9-11am. The Advanced Teen Class (age 14-19) meets Fridays, 2:30-4:30 pm and Saturdays, 11-1 pm.  The Teen Class (ages 11-13) meets Saturdays, 9-1pm.  Class size is limited and registration is on a first come basis. For class times and schedules and to register, call 978-283-6688 or visit www.gloucesterstage.com.

The young actors of Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop in action.

Photo Credit: Gary Ng

 
 
  

Step Back to 1948

I was delighted to find a 1948 Polk’s City Directory for Gloucester at Dogtown Books with the area map intact! I thought you might like a little taste of 1948  Gloucester:

I just love the maps.

1948 map from directory

City Officers 1948. What names do you recognize? Anyone as curious about the Superintendent Brown Tail and Gypsy Moth , City Forester, Forest Warden’s duties? I’m also wondering about the Fence Viewers (?)

City Officers 1948 directory

And here’s a fun tidbit from the Gloucester Daily Times June 7 1948. “See history being made before your very eyes.” This post is in memory of my mom, who’s birthday it is today. She would have been 14 and likely been glued to the new phenomenon television.

Brown Comp TV ad GDt June 7 1948

Craig Kimberley’s Mouthpiece Before Last Night’s Game.

This is literally Craig before and after every Pats/ Steelers Game. EVERY DAMN ONE.

The Homie Cast

Craig Kimberley At Last Night’s Game-

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Live Music: Olsen-Warsi Duo at Feather and Wedge

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Join us for an evening with world class jazz musicians, Alex Olsen on keyboards and Sahil Warsi on bass.  These accomplished Berklee grads will be performing selections from the Great American Song Book, modern jazz, contemporary blues and R&B. Don’t miss this incredible night of music. Reservations highly suggested. 978.999.5917

Tuesday, September 10
7 – 9:30 PM

Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street, Rockport, MA 10966
https://featherandwedge.com

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